Oooh it's been a while. I was pretty out of it last week suffering from migraines, I couldn't stand looking at the computer much all week. The first migraine struck the first day the weather went lovely! Typical! All week was gorgeous and I spent it skulking in the shadows like I was playing vampire :)
I did manage to make one bag last week.. took me three times as long as usual mind you.. here it is :)
Inspired by Gustav Klimt's Wildflower Meadow painting..
|A few flowers for the internal pocket design|
|Piles of fibre which will become integral pockets|
the resists sit on top of these after wetting
|This bag is all merino - 22 micron so it is tough enough - especially with how hard I work it :)|
Vibrant pink inside, with a black core
|Magenta and pink outside, then simple flowers added.|
Some are cut from prefelt, others are swirls of merino and silk fibre
|Covered with thin plastic before rubbing so the design doesn't shift|
Then I worked it HARD.
|Cutting the pocket resists out. |
The golden tussah silk on the inside glows a treat against the pink
And worked HARD again.. 'till
|Stuffed with tea towels to round out the bell-bottom|
It took me 3 or 4 days to get this far.. slow going.
|Made matching felt and cut the reinforcing to fit the top of the bag|
|Blanket stitched with a lovely gold silk thread|
A week in the making.. but oh my I was pleased with how it turned out! And it's on it's way to a lovely lady in the US who wanted a tote in these colours, possibly with some free form flowers on :) Hope she likes it.
This was the back
I did also have a new neighbour for the week!
|About 50ft from my living room window.|
I kept hearing this little beauty in the undergrowth right by the house.. I think he was looking for a lady, but I don't think he found one 'cos he has moved on.
Hope you all have a wonderful May Day weekend whatever your plans :)